About Us

Library History

On June 15, 1927 the Washington Mother's Club opened a public library in a room of the City Hall.  In 1937, the township voters approved taxes to support the library.  When it outgrew the City Hall in 1950, a new library was built at 301 Walnut.  An addition to that building was built in 1970.  The Sunnyland Branch opened in the Plaza in 1975 to better serve the entire area.  In October 2007, the main library moved to its current location in Five Points Washington.

Upcoming Events

Aug
24
Sat
10:00 am Bad Art Morning
Bad Art Morning
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Bad Art Morning @ Washington District Library - Main Branch
Get creative with our left over art supplies ans create something truly wild All ages; no registration
Aug
27
Tue
4:00 pm Library LEGO Club
Library LEGO Club
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Library LEGO Club @ Washington District Library - Main Branch
Use library-supplied LEGOs to build original creations that will be displayed for one month! Ages 5+; no registration.
6:30 pm Your Secret Chef: Great Garden G...
Your Secret Chef: Great Garden G...
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Your Secret Chef: Great Garden Goodness @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Personal chef Bill More demonstrates a full menu designed to highlight that fresh summer produce. Registration required – limited to the first 25 signed up.  Registration opens Monday, July 1st.  Call 309-444-2241 to register. NOTE: This event was rescheduled from July 31st.
Aug
28
Wed
6:30 pm Knowing the DNA Hand You’re Dealt
Knowing the DNA Hand You’re Dealt
Aug 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Knowing the DNA Hand You're Dealt @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Genealogist Carol Genung presents this introduction to DNA testing and genetic genealogy.  Learn what DNA is, the differences in the testing companies, and the beginning steps of what to do with your results.
Aug
29
Thu
6:30 pm Electronic Resources – In & Out ...
Electronic Resources – In & Out ...
Aug 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Electronic Resources - In & Out of the Library @ Washington District Library - Main Library
The library has tons of great resources to make your life better – ebooks, Consumer Reports, Ancestry and more!  Come to learn about them, plus free resources we recommend.
Aug
30
Fri
2:30 pm Genealogy Meetup
Genealogy Meetup
Aug 30 @ 2:30 pm
Genealogy Meetup @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Share your recent genealogical finds with others!  Get help using Ancestry Library Edition and other library resources to explore your family’s history.  Light refreshments provided.
Sep
2
Mon
all-day Library Closed
Library Closed
Sep 2 all-day
Library Closed
Main and Branch libraries closed all day for Labor Day.
Sep
5
Thu
4:00 pm STEAM Power: Bubblegum
STEAM Power: Bubblegum
Sep 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
STEAM Power: Bubblegum @ Washington District Library - Sunnyland Branch
Join us on the first Thursday of the month to make a new STEAM-powered project! This month’s project is making bubblegum. Ages 3+; no registration required
Sep
9
Mon
11:00 am Book Chatters
Book Chatters
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Book Chatters @ Washington District Library - Main Library
What are you reading?  Discuss your latest reads, get recommendations and learn about upcoming and recently released titles.  Take home an exciting new book before its official publication!  Light refreshments provided.
4:00 pm Make-It Monday: Buttons
Make-It Monday: Buttons
Sep 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Make-It Monday: Buttons @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Put your maker skills to work with a new project every month. September’s project is button making! Learn to use button making software and the library’s button machine. Ages 8-12; no registration required